UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news California breast density law slow to have an impact http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9667/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9667 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 28, 2015) - Ten months after California legislators enacted a controversial law mandating that radiologists notify women if they have dense breast tissue, UC Davis researchers have found that half of primary care physicians are still unfamiliar with the law and many don’t feel comfortable answering breast density-related questions from patients. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9667 Susan Mar 2015-01-28T00:00:00Z Pathways to new treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder topic of next MIND Distinguished Lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9661/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9661 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 28, 2015) - The journey that scientists follow to reach the development of new medications for children with autism spectrum disorder can follow different routes, each leading to different destinations. An examination of those pathways is the subject of the February UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9661 Phyllis Brown 2015-01-28T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween Superstores donates $90,600 to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9656/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9656 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 28, 2015) - UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will continue to train individuals to become certified child life specialists at UC Davis Children's Hospital, thanks to a generous donation by Spirit Halloween Superstores. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9656 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-01-28T00:00:00Z Tiny infant has a big impact on his community http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9653/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9653 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 26, 2015) - "Miles" Keiser, though nicknamed "Tiny" by his family, an infant treated at UC Davis Children’s Hospital in 2011 is having a big effect on the lives of children with congenital heart disease in Sacramento and on his community. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9653 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-01-26T00:00:00Z Young Adult Bereavement Group starts Feb. 10 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9645/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9645 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 23, 2015) - The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9645 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-01-23T00:00:00Z Be part of the heart on UC Davis Wears Red Day: Feb. 6 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9642/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9642 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 22, 2015) - The beat goes on for heart health at UC Davis, especially in February — National Heart Month — when, for the second year in a row, UC Davis students, staff, faculty and community members will wear red T-shirts and gather on a field to form a giant heart. The date for this year’s heart formation is Friday, Feb. 6, designated by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi as UC Davis Wears Red Day. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9642 Susan Mar 2015-01-22T00:00:00Z Burn Center receives Beacon Award for Excellence from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9603/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9603 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 22, 2015) - The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a bronze-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis Medical Center. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9603 David Ong 2015-01-22T00:00:00Z Project ADAM's first California affiliate established at UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9620/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9620 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 21, 2015) - A life-saving program that helps to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in children and teens has now arrived in California. UC Davis Children’s Hospital has become the first California affiliate for Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory), a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing comprehensive defibrillation programs in schools across the country. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9620 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-01-21T00:00:00Z Institute for Population Health Improvement recruits California-based labs for no-cost mapping services http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9649/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9649 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 21, 2015) - The UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) is recruiting California-based labs to participate in the Laboratory Mapping Assistance Project (Lab MAP). Participating labs will receive free code mapping to convert proprietary order, result and observation codes to standard codes, namely the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) and Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine — Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT®) terminologies. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9649 Susan Mar 2015-01-21T00:00:00Z Moon Chen's research featured in ASCO's 2015 cancer progress report http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9643/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9643 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 21, 2015) - UC Davis professor Moon Chen’s research on the under-representation of minorities in clinical trials appears in the American Society in Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s annual cancer progress report released Tuesday. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9643 Susan Mar 2015-01-21T00:00:00Z Trauma surgery moves outside of the OR, fills gaps across specialties http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9635/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9635 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 20, 2015) - Historically known as heroes who put people back together after accidents, trauma surgeons today perform a broad array of surgical procedures, are involved in planning patient care and treat patients at hospital bedsides in addition to operating rooms, a UC Davis Health System study has found. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9635 Susan Mar 2015-01-20T00:00:00Z Treating non-healing bone fractures with stem cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9631/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9631 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 15, 2015) - A new device that can rapidly concentrate and extract young cells from irrigation fluid used during orthopaedic surgery holds promise for improving the delivery of stem cell therapy in cases of non-healing fractures. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9631 Susan Mar 2015-01-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis emergency medicine physician recognized for gun violence prevention work http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9619/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9619 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 13, 2015) - Garen J. Wintemute, one of the nation’s foremost scholars addressing gun violence as a public-health problem, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from the California Aggie Alumni Association for his exemplary professional achievements and service. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9619 Carole Gan 2015-01-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing professor increases Spanish health-care knowledge and confidence in graduate students http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9614/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9614 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 12, 2015) - A Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis faculty member received the Provost Hybrid Course Award for a course designed to educate clinical graduate students in Spanish health terminology. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9614 Susan Mar 2015-01-12T00:00:00Z Modeling success: Bariatric surgery fashion show on Jan. 30 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9598/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9598 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2015) - The 12th annual UC Davis Bariatric Surgery fashion show — called “An Evening With the Stars” — takes place Friday, Jan. 30, from 7-9 p.m. in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, 2279 45th St., Sacramento. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9598 Susan Mar 2015-01-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis nationally recognized for community engagement http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9609/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9609 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 8, 2015) - The University of California, Davis, is being nationally recognized for community engagement in its own neighborhoods and around the world. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9609 David Ong 2015-01-08T00:00:00Z Aubyn Stahmer, expert in translating autism research into community practice, joins UC Davis MIND Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9593/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9593 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 8, 2015) - Aubyn Stahmer, an expert in the translation of evidence-based autism research to community-based practice and delivery, has joined the UC Davis MIND Institute as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9593 Phyllis Brown 2015-01-08T00:00:00Z Study identifies patients at higher risk for overdose and death from prescription painkillers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9599/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9599 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 7, 2015) - Patients started on prescription painkillers who have substance-use disorders or who frequently contact their doctors’ offices are at greater risk of having their medication doses increase early in therapy, also increasing their risk of opioid-related overdose or death, UC Davis Health System researchers have found. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9599 Karen Finney 2015-01-07T00:00:00Z Genomic medicine topic of 2015 Benjamin Highman Lecture at UC Davis Health System http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9594/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9594 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 6, 2015) - Harnessing the power of whole genome analysis and further defining the role of pathologists in this new era of medicine is the topic of the 2015 Benjamin Highman Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis Health System. Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9594 Susan Mar 2015-01-06T00:00:00Z Christiansen receives junior faculty research award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9590/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9590 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 5, 2015) - Blaine Christiansen, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at UC Davis Health System, received a 2014 Junior Faculty Osteoporosis Research Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9590 Karen Finney 2015-01-05T00:00:00Z Young publishes his model for medical humanitarian aid http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9588/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9588 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 29, 2014) - J. Nilas Young, UC Davis chief of cardiothoracic surgery, has published a landmark article on medical humanitarian aid, detailing his 25 years of experience establishing six cardiac surgery sites in Russia. The study is published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9588 Karen Finney 2014-12-29T00:00:00Z New technique for bioengineering stem cells shows promise in HIV resistance http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9583/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9583 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 22, 2014) - Using modified human stem cells, a team of UC Davis scientists has developed an improved gene therapy strategy that in animal models shows promise as a functional cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.  The achievement, which involves an improved technique to purify populations of HIV-resistant stem cells, opens the door for human clinical trials that were recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9583 Charles Casey 2014-12-22T00:00:00Z Santa visits UC Davis Children's Hospital to spread holiday cheer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9545/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9545 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 19, 2014) - Santa took a break from his toy-making schedule to visit UC Davis Children’s Hospital earlier this month to bring much-needed holiday cheer. The magical visit was made possible through the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department and Macy’s/AFLAC. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9545 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-19T00:00:00Z UC Davis pediatric nurses participate in holiday food basket drive for Sacramento families http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9581/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9581 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 19, 2014) - Pediatric nurses have partnered with a local elementary school student council and PTA for the 15th year providing holiday food baskets to Families nominated by Bancroft elementary school. The food drive and distribution occurs Dec. 15-19. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9581 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-19T00:00:00Z Ely receives Lifetime Contribution to Dermatology award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9574/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9574 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 19, 2014) - Haines Ely, UC Davis clinical professor of dermatology, received the “Lifetime Contribution to Dermatology” award earlier this month at the 2014 Cosmetic Surgery Forum in Las Vegas. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9574 David Ong 2014-12-19T00:00:00Z "Mix for Miracles" Radiothon raises more than $67,000 for UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9568/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9568 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 18, 2014) - CBS Radio Mix96 and Children's Miracle Network raised more than $67,000 in their first "Mix For Miracles" radiothon for UC Davis Children's Hospital. Mix96, 96.1FM broadcasted live each day from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. in the playroom on Davis 7 and continued the broadcast from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Dec. 9-11. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9568 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-18T00:00:00Z Recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine to speak at MIND Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9556/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9556 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2014) - Thomas C. Südhof, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, will address his research on how defects in a ‘glue’ that binds together proteins at the neuronal synapses may play a role in the etiology of autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and other psychiatric neurodevelopmental conditions, during the first 2015 UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series address in January. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9556 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-17T00:00:00Z David Sobon named new chair of Children's Miracle Network Business Council http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9399/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9399 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2014) - David Sobon has been named the new chair of the Children's Miracle Network's Business Council at UC Davis. His one-year term began Oct. 1, 2014.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9399 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital opens pediatric pulmonary hypertension clinic http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9564/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9564 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2014) - Pediatric pulmonary hypertension patients can get the specialist care that they need close to home, thanks to the opening of the new Pulmonary Hypertension clinic at UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9564 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-17T00:00:00Z Study funded on the clinical, financial effectiveness of telemedicine versus telephone consultations http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9552/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9552 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 16, 2014) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $1,198,384 grant to UC Davis pediatrician James Marcin to investigate how telemedicine consultations in emergency departments impact clinical outcomes, including cost effectiveness, compared with telephone consultations.  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9552 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-16T00:00:00Z Firearm violence trends in the 21st century http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9562/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9562 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 16, 2014) - While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a UC Davis study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012 has found. The study posted online in the Annual Review of Public Health on Dec. 12 and will appear in the print edition in January. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9562 Susan Mar 2014-12-16T00:00:00Z Too much, too little, just right http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9553/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9553 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2014) - Scientists have long known the p53 protein suppresses tumors. However, a recent animal study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered a complicated relationship between p53 and another protein, Rbm38, highlighting how the body calibrates protein levels. Too much Rbm38 reduces p53 levels, increasing the risk of cancer. Too little Rbm38 allows p53 overexpression, causing premature aging. The study was published in the journal PNAS on Dec. 15.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9553 Susan Mar 2014-12-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic named a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence by the ALS Association http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9550/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9550 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2014) - The UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic has been named an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence, in acknowledgement of its meeting the highest levels of established national standards of care for the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9550 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-12T00:00:00Z Royal College of Radiologists awards pediatric radiologist 2013 Ella Preiskel Prize http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9543/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9543 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 10, 2014) - Thomas Sanchez, assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Radiology, has won the 2013 Ella Preiskel Prize from the Royal College of Radiologists in London. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9543 David Ong 2014-12-10T00:00:00Z Preeclampsia during mother's pregnancy associated with greater autism risk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9342/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9342 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 8, 2014) - Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9342 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-08T00:00:00Z "Mix for Miracles" Radiothon scheduled Dec. 9-11 at UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9532/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9532 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 5, 2014) - CBS Radio Mix96 and Children's Miracle Network is partnering to put on their first "Mix For Miracles" radiothon at UC Davis Children's Hospital. Mix96, 96.1FM will broadcast live each day from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. in the playroom on Davis 7 and continue the broadcast from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Dec. 9-11. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9532 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-05T00:00:00Z Randi Hagerman celebrated for C. Anderson Aldrich Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9531/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9531 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute on Wednesday celebrated the achievements of Medical Director Randi Hagerman, who in October received the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, one of the most prestigious awards in the United States for a pediatrician. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9531 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-04T00:00:00Z Kuppermann honored for significant contributions to pediatric emergency medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9529/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9529 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2014) - The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has honored Nathan Kuppermann, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine, with its EBSCO/PEMSoft Achievement Award. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9529 Susan Mar 2014-12-04T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network Hospitals hosts Wheel of Fortune sweepstakes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9525/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9525 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2014) - America’s Game®, Wheel of Fortune, is once again entertaining viewers with its popular “Secret Santa Sweepstakes” presented by Walmart, and this year the at-home viewers aren’t the only winners. A Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of each winner’s choice will receive a cash donation matching his or her winnings with a minimum donation of $300,000 during the course of the sweepstakes. UC Davis Children’s Hospital could be one of those winners. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9525 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-04T00:00:00Z Rising Nurse Leaders are honored http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9527/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9527 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2014) - More than a dozen highly accomplished nurses shared the spotlight this week during graduation ceremonies for UC Davis’ Rising Nurse Leaders program. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9527 Susan Mar 2014-12-04T00:00:00Z MIND Institute says "thank you" to hundreds of participants in its research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9517/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9517 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2014) - Hundreds of participants in UC Davis MIND Institute research and their families will head into the woods to “Explore the Great Outdoors” during its 12th Annual Thank You Party on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. The party is held to thank the children, adolescents, adults and their families who make the MIND Institute's groundbreaking research into autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions possible. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9517 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-03T00:00:00Z CDC identifies UC Davis as Ebola treatment center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9524/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9524 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2014) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified UC Davis Medical Center as one of the 35 U.S. hospitals designated as an Ebola treatment center. The designation, announced Dec. 2,  was a collaborative decision made by state and local health authorities and University of California (UC) leadership. UC San Francisco was also designated, with the three remaining UC medical centers expected to receive treatment-center designation soon. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9524 Carole Gan 2014-12-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital families and staff share what they are thankful for http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9523/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9523 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2014) - Pediatric nurses at UC Davis Children’s Hospital had "thankful trees" around the unit in November to give patients and staff the chance to share what they were most thankful for. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9523 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center named 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the third consecutive year http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9520/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9520 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 2, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center ranks among The Leapfrog Group's list of Top Hospitals for 2014, an elite distinction that recognizes UC Davis for meeting tough national standards for safety and quality. The annual award, widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards a U.S. hospital can receive, is given to the highest performing hospitals participating in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9520 Carole Gan 2014-12-02T00:00:00Z Perceptions, referrals by medical providers affect mental-health treatment disparities http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9501/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9501 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 1, 2014) - Disparities in mental-health treatment are known to be associated with patients’ racial and ethnic backgrounds. Now, a large study by researchers with UC Davis has found one possible reason for those disparities: Racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to be assessed and referred for treatment by their medical providers. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9501 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-01T00:00:00Z How the diagnosis of autism helps us learn more about autism the topic of MIND Institute lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9504/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9504 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 1, 2014) - Natacha Akshoomoff, UC San Diego associate professor of psychiatry, will discuss “How the diagnosis of autism helps us learn more about autism,” during the December UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer series presentation. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9504 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-01T00:00:00Z MIND Institute offers Social Knowledge Workshop for adults with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9498/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9498 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 26, 2014) - Beginning in February, the UC Davis MIND Institute will offer the Adult Social Knowledge (ASK) Workshop for individuals 18 to 35 with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, such as high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. The workshop’s aims are to provide adults with autism an opportunity to practice their social skills in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere while having fun. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9498 Phyllis Brown 2014-11-26T00:00:00Z Stand for the Kids event raises awareness for UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9473/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9473 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 14, 2014) - Phi Delta Epsilon, a medical fraternity at  UCDavis, held its first annual Stand for the Kids event last week in an effort to raise awareness  for UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9473 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-11-14T00:00:00Z 'Tis the season to indulge in walnuts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9471/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9471 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 13, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have found that diets rich in whole walnuts or walnut oil slowed prostate cancer growth in mice. In addition, both walnuts and walnut oil reduced cholesterol and increased insulin sensitivity. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9471 Susan Mar 2014-11-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis "out-of-the-box thinker" wins cancer research award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9464/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9464 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2014) - UC Davis medical oncologist Jonathan Riess is the recipient of a 2014 Young Innovators Team Award for Lung Cancer Research, and will share a $500,000 for translational lung cancer research with two other physician-scientists. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9464 Susan Mar 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z National study provides insights into childhood head injuries http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9460/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9460 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2014) - This week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features an article that highlights an unprecedented analysis of the nation’s childhood head injuries. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9460 Susan Mar 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis investigational medication used to resolve life-threatening seizures in children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9456/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9456 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2014) - In its first clinical application in pediatric patients, an investigational medication developed and manufactured at UC Davis has been found to effectively treat children with life-threatening and difficult-to-control epileptic seizures without side effects, according to a research report by scientists at UC Davis and Northwestern University. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9456 Phyllis Brown 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z Lung cancer screening for Medicare patients coming soon to UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9459/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9459 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 10, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center is preparing to screen seniors on Medicare who meet the criteria for lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (CT). Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9459 Susan Mar 2014-11-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center prepared for potential Ebola cases http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9448/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9448 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 6, 2014) - As the largest Ebola epidemic in history continues in West Africa, UC Davis Health System is prepared to safely screen, isolate and care for a patient who arrives at the medical center suffering from the disease. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9448 Carole Gan 2014-11-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis Nursing professor publishes first book examining practitioners' struggles living up to health-care ideals http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9433/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9433 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 6, 2014) - Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano, an assistant professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, recently released her first book Conflicted Health Care: Professionalism and Caring in an Urban Hospital, published by Vanderbilt University Press. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9433 Susan Mar 2014-11-06T00:00:00Z Trick-or-treat! Patients and staff at UC Davis Children's Hospital celebrate Halloween http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9439/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9439 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 5, 2014) - UC Davis Children's Hospital’sHalloween celebration took place Friday on the pediatrics unit. Patients and staff got into the Halloween spirit with costumes, games and trick-or-treating. The special event was made possible by the Davis 7 pediatric nurses and the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9439 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-11-05T00:00:00Z Media advisory: UC Davis experts available for interviews during COPD Awareness Month http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9436/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9436 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 3, 2014) - November is COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Awareness Month and a good time to increase public awareness of symptoms and treatments for the lung disease along with research that is expanding options for patients. Several UC Davis pulmonary physicians, surgeons and health educators are available as media resources on COPD. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9436 Karen Finney 2014-11-03T00:00:00Z Immunotherapy for cancer toxic with obesity http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9429/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9429 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 3, 2014) - Immunotherapy that can be effective against tumors in young, thin mice can be lethal to obese ones, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. [en español] Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9429 Susan Mar 2014-11-03T00:00:00Z